Luke 2 records the account of an angel of the Lord appearing to shepherds who were keeping watch over their flocks at night. He told them about the good news that had happened in Bethlehem—a Savior had been born to them.
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.’”—Luke 2:13-14.
It is interesting to note that the word “host” can also be translated “army”. Isn’t it just like God to send an army to announce peace!
And it is only through Jesus that we can have peace with God. Jesus can take away the sin that separates us from God. Through Jesus God reconciles us to himself so that we can have true and lasting peace with him. The world can only offer partial and temporary peace. The only peace that matters in the end is the peace that God offers us through Jesus.